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Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
Suwanee, Georgia
1 review
“I would definitely stay here again”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

While the hotel is older, it was very clean and didn't have the musty smell that many beach hotels have. The pool and surrounding area was also clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and very helpful. It's a short walk through the pool area and over the dunes to the beach which was beautiful!! I highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: This hotel is pet friendly with pet rooms on the 1st floor so ask for floor 3 or above.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2011
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your compliments and hope you come and stay with us again soon.
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

We stayed on the fifth floor, with an oceanview room! Our room was direct center of the hotel, with a beautiful view of the ocean, and looking down-a view of the pool & pool bar! We booked a little late (well, a month in advance) and we were unable to get a room oceanview with a king bed. Though a romantic couples trip, we made do with two beds! No problem! Still totally worth the view! The hotel staff were very friendly, and the bartender-one of the best! A gentleman who rents beach chairs/umbrellas was located right before hitting the beach, which was very convenient! The lobby/dining area could use a little upgrade, but nonetheless, we did have breakfast there, and it was like any other breakfast. Perfect before a beach day! Beds were comfy, very close to the history downtown Saint Augustine offers, and as far as enjoying the beach, just open your door! We loved it, and would definitely recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

My friend and I had a great time. The employees were friendly, courteous and more than helpful. We loved the ocean view room on the 5th floor. The pool was clean...cabana tiki bar was nice and food was good. I found the beds to be the most comfortable beds ever!!! This place does show its age but ambiance is great!!! We visited the lounge on Friday and had a great time. There were a lot of local residents there, singing, dancing...I have nothing negative to say about our stay...We will definitely rebook for a stay next month...For those who feel they need a place just to relax at affordable prices...this is it...Its not the Hilton but definitely worth every penny we paid...also, loved the salt water pool and direct access to beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2011
Thanks for staying with us. We are glad you had such a wonderful time. It sounds like you visited out lounge on either Thursday or Saturday, because that is when we have live entertainment - Kenyon Dye, the one-man piano bar. He is quite entertaining and does have a local following. Also, about our swimming pool, it is fresh water, not saltwater. We look forward to seeing you again next month.
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

We spent 8 day in a north facing room. It is a beach motel and very close to everything especially the beach. The beds are comfortable and the staff very friendly. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel this is not for you but if you are looking for some place right on the beach that is safe and affordable give this hotel a try. We have had a blast and that includes our 2 daughter 21 and 23.

  • Stayed August 2011
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2011
We are glad you had a blast staying with us. We hope you come back again soon!
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

This hotel was formerly a Holiday Inns propery. Not certain as to the reason behind the change, whether HIA yanked the franchise, or what.

The rooms on the south side of the property are showing their age. Tikes cracking and paint peeling in the bathrooms, A number of guests in our group reported dampness, mildew and mold.

Room a/c was very difficult to regulate and keep at a constant comfortable level.

Hotel security is suspect. There was a break-in to one of the public rooms and a number of items stolen. Luckily video surveilance was able to identify and locate the perps.

Dining service options are extremely limited.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
We were sorry to have disappointed you. We went independent from Holiday Inn last October, and have the same ownership as we did previously. We are working on updating the south-facing rooms. In fact, we just completed work on a few and are about to start on a few more. We are also updating the furniture in those rooms very soon. In the meantime, they should still be clean and comfortable, and are a good value considering their location. With the security issue that you mentioned, I was an isolated incident with your group's meeting room. The incident was investigated quickly and we found the guest that was responsible for taking items out of your meeting room and they were dealt with accordingly. Our hotel has an excellent safely record and is in a very safe section of St. Augustine Beach.
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Clean room, great view, nice pool with cabana bar-good drinks-short walk to beach,ample parking, dog friendly-stayed before and will stay again-could use a little table on the balcony.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
Thank you for sharing your experience with tripadvisor. We are glad you had a great beach getaway and we look forward to your next visit.
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Tunnel Hill, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Went by the photos on the website to gauge how nice the hotel was. Well, it wasnt. Ground floor rooms did not smell nice, not to mention the hotel's decision to remove the wallpaper directly outside our room on our first day. Once wallpaper was down, what did we find..MOLD! So yeah, moldy sheetrock outside your room plus twenty or so maintenance men in and out of the workroom next door all day and half the night. Will not be staying in this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
We are very sorry that you were disappointed with our hotel. Our maintenance department had to work on the wall in that section of the first floor hallway right away because of the moisture issue that was discovered there. They only worked on it during the day when most guests are out, and not in the evening or at night. We sincerely apologize and we are working hard every day to make our hotel a better place to vacation.
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Property: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
Address: 860 A1a Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6715
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Saint Augustine Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Augustine Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort offers the best of both worlds, being directly on St. Augustine Beach, and only 10 minutes to historic 'Old Town.' Hotel amenities include a full service restaurant, free Wi-Fi, direct beach access, large outdoor pool, poolside tiki bar (seasonal) and a friendly staff. A variety of room options are available in our 150-room, 5-floor hotel, ranging from ground-floor rooms which are pet-friendly to partial view rooms to direct oceanfront rooms. ... more   less 
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Holiday Isle Oceanfront Hotel Saint Augustine Beach
Holiday Inn St Augustine Beach
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